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Take A Peek! Your Fave Celebs Cozy & Flirty Spring Season Scents

In Beauty and Hair on May 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm
  Are you looking for a truly memorable flirty scent this Spring?  We’ve got the perfect fragrances that will play up your sexappeal all while making you feel warm and cozy. Take a peek at these distinctive scents worn by celeb favorites like Kristin Cavallari, Lucy Hale and Garcelle Beauvais.  These are sure to get you tons of compliments.  

Nina Dobrev’s Favorite: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette; $64 for 1.7 fl oz

Nina says, “It’s subtle and not overpowering.  I love that you can’t smell it until you get close which is so sexy!”
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Kristen Bell’s Favorite: Jovan White Musk Cologne Spray; $16 for 2 fl. oz

Kristen says, “A lot of women in my family wear this, so it’s extra special to me.”
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Freida Pinto’s Favorite: Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis Cologne; $100 for 3.4 fl oz

Freida says: “This has a warm feel that makes it cozy to wear.”
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Kristin Cavallari’s Favorite: Michael Kors Signature Eau de Parfum Spray; 95 for 3.4 fl oz

Kristin says, “I;ve been wearing this light but distinctive scent since I was 16 and always get compliments.”
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Lucy Hale’s Favorite: Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb Love Me Tonight; $105 for 1.7 fl oz 

Lucy say’s: It smells delicious, and I always love perfumes that have vanilla in them!”
Garcelle Beauvais’s Favorite: Burberry Brit for Women; $92 for 3 fl oz
Garcelle says, “This is the definition of a sexy fragrance for me.”
So, which fragrance will you try this spring?




Inspiration and Motivation: The Quote Of The Day

In Beauty and Hair, Living on January 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm
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Beauty is not about having a pretty face.  It’s about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a beautiful soul.

What We’re Lovin’: Nail Rock Designer Black Lace Nail Wraps

In Beauty and Hair, Fashion and Style on January 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm
When we first saw these designer nail wraps by Nail Rock, our inner diva went bananas. Lace, sexy gorgeous- what’s not to love?  Although nail wraps are nothing new, we can’t help but to ohh and ahh over these nail wraps. 

Spotted on celebs like Adele, Lara Stone and the hit show X Factor, you can find these chic designs and Nordstrom and CVS.

How to Score Amazing Dollar-Store Beauty Steals!

In Beauty and Hair on January 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm
When some retailers need to ditch an excess of beauty products, they sell it to these deep-discount shops—and that means savings for you. The stock can be old, but follow these guidelines, and it’s easy to nab real deals.
Beware of heat damage.
BEWARE OF HEAT DAMAGE.
It can diminish a product’s performance and tends to be an issue with ones that have spent time in a hot warehouse. Lipsticks and liquid and cream foundations are especially susceptible to heat damage, though powders and lip glosses tend to fare well, says cosmetic chemist Ni’kita Wilson.
Looked for sealed packaging.
LOOK FOR SEALED PACKAGING.
“I wouldn’t buy any product that didn’t have a seal, on the box itself or around the bottle or in the cap,” says Francesca Fusco, professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. “Otherwise, you don’t know if it’s been opened and exposed to air, which degrades the efficacy, or if someone has sampled it, which could introduce bacteria.”
Give powders the shake test.
GIVE POWDERS THE SHAKE TEST.
Pressed versions can be dropped and broken. To weed out the damaged ones, gently rattle the container next to your ear and listen for the sound of crumbled bits, recommends makeup artist Maria Verel.
Stuck up on tools.
STOCK UP ON TOOLS.
Basics like nail files, wooden cuticle pushers, foot buffers, mirrors, sharpeners, and hair brushes are ideal picks because the quality doesn’t vary much, says Verel.
Check the testers.
CHECK THE TESTERS.
Many dollar stores don’t offer testers, but when they do, look to see if they’re clean (for heaven’s sake, don’t use them). If they are, the products should be, too. “It’s a sign that the makeup hasn’t been there for too long,” says Verel.
Make sure you can read labels.
MAKE SURE YOU CAN READ THE LABELS.
No matter how tempting or cheap a skin-care product is, bypass it if you can’t read the language on the package. “I’ve seen a few foreign skin-care products that looked interesting, but I had no idea what the ingredients were,” says Fusco.
Skip hair appliances wtih damaged boxes.
SKIP HAIR APPLIANCES WITH DAMAGED BOXES.
“Chances are high they’ve been dropped, and with something like a blow-dryer, you can’t look inside to check for visible cracks,” says Fugate.
-via Allure

16 Deliciously Grand Foods That Help Fight Acne

In Beauty and Hair on January 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm
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Did you know that acne can be controlled by the foods you put in your body? Imagine getting flawless, glowing skin just by switching up your diet. Find out which powerhouse foods can hep clear up your acne after the break…

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Sweet Potatoes
– They have a low glycemic load and are a great source if antioxidants.
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Water
There’s no explanation needed here!
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Tomatoes
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Green Vegetables
– They are rich in vitamins and minerals to aid in aturally clean and healthy skin.

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Oysters
– They help generate new cell growth and so preventing the possibility of scars occurring on the skin.
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Beans


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Chicken
– It’s lean protein and low in processed carbs which can  help reduce acne


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Green Tea
– Can be as effective as benzoil peroxide in some cases.
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Carrots
– Excellent source of vitamin C
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Milk


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Salmon
-Can contribute to getting rid of acne scars.


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Almonds

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Cantaloupe
– A great source of Vitamin C for collagen maintenance.
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Garlic
– Can kill the bacteria that causes ance
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Watermelon


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Eggs

Get Glowing Skin With These Top 5 Beauty Recipes Using Coffee

In Beauty and Hair on December 28, 2011 at 1:25 am
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A sip of coffee will not only make your day but also your evenings by adding beauty and glow to your face. The fragrant fried coffee beans are powdered and filtered with hot milk and sugar, will not only linger in your mouth but if used on skin and hair have its own natural effect. Take a look at the beauty recipes using coffee that will help you get the most aspired look in a jiff.







The beauty secrets using coffee indeed prove that they are best recipes for a better body care. Follow these instructions and have a wonderful day spa at home.

5. Coffee Manicure And Pedicure: The aromatic coffee powder is excellent in cleaning the cracked heels and black elbows. Rubbing the paste and massaging for a couple minutes will remove all the dirt in the area and make the skin smooth.

4. Coffee For Body Massage: Coffee when mixed with cocoa butter or normal butter will be an ideal massaging mixture. The beauty recipe blends well on skin and smoothens skin. Nourishes skin,moisturises and prevents wrinkles.

3. Coffee For Scalp: Coffee has many scalp benefits and is also good for hair. Its anti-oxidant properties prevents hair fall. Espresso coffee acts like a natural hair conditioner and makes hair soft and silky. Coffee decoction when mixed with henna gives a wonderful colour to hair. The paste is applied on hair and left to dry for nearly 2 hours. The natural colour causes no damage to the hair but adds shine, is long standing coat and quite effective.

2. Coffee Face Pack: Powdered coffee is combined with cocoa powder, milk and molasses. This pack help in elevating the saggy skin and tightening. Cleanses face and is no less an anti microbial cream.

1. Coffee For Face (scrub): Those with dry skin will get the maximum benefits as the coffee scrub exfoliates and revitalizes skin without making it further dry. Dryness leads to quick aging but coffee has anti aging properties that prevents these skin problems. 3 teaspoons of finely ground coffee is mixed with a teaspoon of milk and made into paste. The scrub is massaged all over the face in circular motion and left to dry, then washed with cold water. Pat the face dry and apply a moisturizer so that it locks all the moisture in skin.

Top 5 Beauty Recipes Using Coffee

What We’re Lovin’: Agave Nectar Ageless Body Oil

In Beauty and Hair on December 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm
If you love a deep-soaking, luscious after-shower body oil, Agave Nectar will love you back! The scent is heavenly light – an oat/milk scent (comparable to a to-die-for tiramisu dessert) that women and men alike adore. But it’s so much more than a body oil. Made with a special blend of extracts tested and proven to reduce the rate of your skin’s water loss – one of the culprits in signs of aging.
Barley, Sandalwood and Amurense bark combine with Agave Nectar and a blend of natural oils to deeply hydrate without a greasy afterfeel. This bottle of glistening comfort even turns white in the water, so any droplets on your clothing or sheets remove clean in the wash. No staining. How brilliant! 
96% natural and like all FarmHouse Fresh products, Agave Nectar Ageless Body Oil is Paraben & Sulfate free.

Donatella Versace New Perfume Designed After Her Late Brother, Gianni

In Beauty and Hair on December 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Donatella Versace has famously proclaimed her love for the yellow diamond ring her late brother, Gianni, gave her before he died. So, it’s only fitting that the showstopping jewel was the inspiration for the brand’s latest fragrance, Yellow Diamond.
If you can’t afford a rare gem like Donatella’s, the fresh new scent offers a happy substitute. A blend of citron, pear sorbet, bergamot and neroli, the multifaceted fragrance also sparkles with hints of orange blossom, freesia, mimosa, ambery woods and refined musk. Like its namesake showpiece, the combination is luxe but not over-the-top. By the end of the day, I was left with just a sweet, citrusy essence.
And if you’re still in need of a little shimmer, the bottle comes capped with a jewel-cut top designed to resemble a gemstone in the sunlight — a bright addition to our winter beauty stash.
Versace Yellow Diamond, $42-$88, Versace.com.

Beauty Spy: The Ikat Patterned Manicure

In Beauty and Hair on December 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm
An eye-catching manicure is kind of the finishing touch of the moment, and these ikat-printed nails are gorgeous and fun and (relatively!) easy.   No heat lamp, no drying time and no waiting required. All you need is clear polish! You instantly top off any look and outfit. It couldn’t be any easier!

1. Get your nails into good shape—clip, buff, file, moisturize. 
2. Clean nail beds with a whitening pen (or a bit of polish remover). Start with a base coat of clear polish; let dry completely. 
3. Press ikat wraps onto each nail, smooth out wrinkles with fingers, then file away excess wrap. 
4. Finish with clear top coat for shine.
You can purchase these nail wraps at NCLA.
-via Lucky 

The Essential Female Emergency Kit: Your On The Go Best Friend

In Beauty and Hair, Living on December 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm
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We never quite understood why we consistently try to squeeze all of our most cherished belongings and products into our handbags, yet day after day we lug around our totes (almost the weight of a small child) filled with everything we can imagine as if our day can not function without these items.  Is it possible to create a sizable list of the ultimate essentials needed for our day to day routine?  The answer is YES!  And boy have we got a list.  Check out what PYNK magazine considers to be the ideal female emergency kit and compare to what’s in your handbag!

Cosmetic: Blotting sheets, lip balm, lipstick, concealer, mascara, eyeliner, eyebrow brush, pencil sharpener, compact mirror, hair brush/comb, hair pins, hair band
Hygiene: Deodorant, wet-wipes, hand sanitizer, floss, tooth brush and paste, pads/tampons, toilet seat covers, hand lotion
Medication:  Aspirin ,Ibuprofen, Imodium, and gas relief pills
Miscellaneous: mini-sewing kit, band-aids ,mints, emory board, lint remover, and stain remover
*all travel sized items